Phoning in sick at work ….. feeling guilty :( …
Yes I do, so stupidly I’ve only called in once since 1999. I;ve had medical appointments , dentists etc but only one day off for ‘feeling ill’ and even then I went in before asking to go home. A workmate caught my virus and took two weeks off.
It’s catch 22, take time off and get moaned about or spread the germs and get moaned about.Posted 5 years agomanton69Subscriber
I do not want sick people at work me or the team, but you are the sort of person I would send home if you turned up with that tale. Others that bleat like lambs all the time will get sent out to a remote site to do a proper days work. Or that is how it should be when I am in charge…… 😉Posted 5 years agoDrPMember
It’s called work ethic!!
Some people will call in at the drop of a hat, then wait until they are 110% fit before returning……
Others will slog and slog and be partially useless at work, and refuse to let their body heal!
Neither of these is great, and a happy medium needs to be achieved!
DrPPosted 5 years agopasstherizlaMember
I’ve been ill for the last 6 weeks with one thing or another…. haven’t missed a day at work though. Being able to work from home has made it easier.
Before working from home I would gladly phone in ill for the once every couple of years that it was.
I wouldn’t be feeling guilty about it.Posted 5 years agostevegoMember
I end up taking 2-3 days a year, mainly to look after my kids when they are sick though. As a teacher though, it is hard to stand up and properly teach a lesson when you are really crook. Usually it is the mrs (who is a GP) who orders me back to bed when I’m not well. As a teacher we get good sick leave allowance and it can be needed at times. Parents often send the kids into school when they are sick, resulting in the kid spending half the day in sick bay and infecting half the kids (and the teacher) of their classes.Posted 5 years agosamuriMember
I never used to. I think I must have had a good 7 or 8 year period where I never took a day off sick irrespective of how I actually felt. Definately a macho thing, I sneered at man flu jokes and never complained about how I felt. Just get in and do the job.
When I broke my leg I would have been in work the following week if I could have found some way of getting in. After pressuring my company for quite a while, I managed to get them to agree to let me work 2.5 days from home every week but that was a struggle.
Nowadays I’m far less butch about the whole thing. I’ll phone in sick if I’m properly sick (although only if I think my sickness will affect my work), and complain about how I feel a lot more. It’s one of the benefits of getting older 😉
Do I feel guilty when I do it?
You bet I do.Posted 5 years agopiemonsterMember
What little work I will do today will be done from home.
Suppose and can phone myself from the mobile, yep. Better stick my fingers up my nose and sound sorry for myself, otherwise I’ll cotton on that I’m bull********.
Maybe I’ll add.diarrhoea into the mix, that’ll shut me up.Posted 5 years agoalthepalSubscriber
Was off sick this weekend. Wife and sons had a vomiting bug on Thursday, I caught it late on Thursday into Friday- wiped out on Friday and Saturday and only really back to normal last night/ this morning.Posted 5 years ago
Felt bad about calling in sick but was gubbed and would prob have have given it to my workmates and possibly the patients so don’t feel that bad!
Annoys me when folk in work plan their sicknesses for the year ahead though!SandwichSubscriber
I’ve really enjoyed the extended working in the past when work mates have brought in the ‘flu. 16 days (?) of 12 hour nights because all were ill around me was a hoot. Guess what? I went off with a bad cold shortly after this period of loveliness and was whinged at by the same manager who had been bemoaning the lack of fit workforce due to our macho man.Posted 5 years ago
You couldn’t make it up!teamhurtmoreSubscriber
bigyinn – Member
Are people that into the Superbowl in the UK, really?
Some apparently!! I only caught a few minutes in an ad break during Schindlers List. I couldn’t take more that 10 mins (of which 23 seconds was actual play 😉 ). Knocked both on the head at midnight.
To counter the bad timing question, my wife works at a school where 25% of pupils were absent with a virus on Friday.Posted 5 years agomartymacSubscriber
i took my first day off in 3 years, was called in for a ‘back to work interview’ a couple of days later, accused of being lazy.
manager told me he could see a ‘pattern’ developing, so i told him i would like to hear how any type of pattern could be extrapolated from one instance.
argument concluded quite quickly after that, mainly because he didnt understand the word ‘extrapolate’.
EDIT: apparently that word isnt in the swear filter. oops.Posted 5 years agonotlocalMember
I had 3 sickness periods in close succession, and after my 3rd, I was called into my managers office for a stage one sickness interview. I was told my sickness would be monitored for 6 months. Following my interview a colleague was kind enough to come to work and infect me with flu. Feeling guilty, but mindful of my warning, I went to work and infected the other 3 paramedics on my shift (and potentially 12 of my patients ). My station then had to cover a total of 27 shifts as various staff went off with the flu.Posted 5 years ago
I served 13 years in the RAF without sickness, and only call in sick if properly ill or injured, unlike some of my colleagues, but our service policy condemns sickness in all forms as skiving. Good old scottish ambulance service.
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